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PowerVault NX300 Network Attached Storage

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File sharing and collaboration made simple

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The PowerVault™ NX300 is a 1U entry-level storage solution (NAS) with integrated storage specific features and advanced storage technologies and data management software, designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses stay efficient and productive.

  • Supports up to 12TB in a compact 1U chassis.
  • Select from several SATA/NLSAS drive offerings to satisfy your capacity needs
  • Arrives integrated with everything you need to start file sharing, including an automated initial setup and configuration wizard to save you valuable time.

Dell PowerVault NX300 Network-Attached Storage






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  • Starting Price $418800
  • Total Savings $180900
  • Dell Price $237900
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Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Storage Server® 2008 Standard Edition or Workgroup Edition

File Access Protocols


Form Factor

  • 1U Rackmount


  • Number of Processors:


    Processors Supported:

    Intel® Xeon® E5506, 2.13Ghz/4M, 4C 80W


  • Drives

    Max Internal Capacity
    8TB with 4x2TB (SATA drives)

    Drives Supported:

    SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS:
    3.5" SATA: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB*


  • HW RAID Levels
    RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10


  • 1 Dual port Broadcom BCM 5716


  • Dell OpenManage featuring Dell Management Console with iDRAC Express
    Optional iDRAC Enterprise or Native Java RDP plug-in

Data Protection Features

  • Single Instance Storage (SIS)

    Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R)


    Built-in VSS snapshots for CIFS/NFS. Additional snapshots capability may exist depending on external storage array.


  • Height: 4.3 cm (1.69")
    Width: 43.4 cm (17.09")
    Depth: 62.71 cm (24.69")

    Standard redundant cooling

    Hot-plug hard drives
    Hot-plug redundant power
    Hot-plug redundant cooling
    ECC memory

    Rack Support:

    Sliding ReadyRails™ for 4-post Racks
    Static ReadyRails™ for 4-post & 2-post Racks

AC Power/Max Current

  • Non-Redundant, 480W (80+ BRONZE)
    Optional Redundant, 500W (80)
    Auto Ranging (100V~240V)
Dell PowerVault NX300 Network-Attached Storage - Simple, Dedicated Data Sharing
Simple, Dedicated Data Sharing
Reduce duplicate files and data clutter with Single-Instant Storage (SIS), which identifies duplicate files, saves one copy and replaces the other version with pointers to the stored versions.
Set Up and Manage with Ease
The PowerVault NX300 integrates everything you need, right out of the box, to begin sharing information safely and efficiently, without wasting time, money and resources building a file server from scratch.

The NX300 NAS system integrates seamlessly into your Windows® environment, taking advantage of the same management and protection tools you’ve already deployed. Integration with non-Windows® clients is also effortless and transparent.
Headless operation and remote management are offered through the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) and Java Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). In addition, the Remote Desktop for Administration feature in Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 provides remote administration of re-occurring management tasks, saving valuable time and resources.
PowerVault NX300
Automates setup and configuration with the “initial configuration task” tool.
PowerVault NX300
Supports unlimited users through included client-added licenses (CALs).
PowerVault NX300
Manage your information remotely through a web-based browser using Remote Desktop and the Microsoft Management Console.
Storage Technology that Works for You
The NX300 offers of the right mix of high storage capacity and data management software to help keep your storage deployment efficient. The factory-installed Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 x64 operating system condenses the top file-serving features from Windows® Server 2008 R2 and adds advanced storage management features designed for faster, more efficient and more reliable file sharing.

  • Choose your capacity point by selecting from a variety of SATA/NLSAS hard drives up to 12TB of capacity
  • Reduce duplicate files (transparent file-level deduplication) with single-instance storage (SIS)
  • Access information faster through Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces
  • Share files across Windows and non-Windows clients with CIFS (SMB 2.0) and NFS.
Block and file storage, Single Instant Storage and internal as well as external capacity expansion. The smart integration of these SMB critical features help ensure that your storage investment is protected for years to come.
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Deployment Services
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Asset Recovery and Recycling Services
Proper disposal, reselling and donation of computer equipment is a time-consuming task that typically falls to the bottom of many IT to-do lists. Dell helps simplify the end-of-life processes for IT equipment in a way that can maximize value for your organization.

Training Services
Arm your employees with the knowledge and skills they need to be as productive as possible. Dell offers comprehensive training services which include hardware and software training, as well as PC skills and professional development classes. With Dell training you can help improve system reliability, maximize productivity and reduce end-user requests and downtime.

Infrastructure Consulting Services
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